What on earth would make someone decide to put their whole life up for sale... on eBay? When Ian Usher decided that it was time to leave the past behind and move on to the next chapter of his life, that is exactly what he did. The results were surprising, entertaining and challenging. However, the auction was only the beginning of the adventure. What does someone do when they have sold their life? Well, just about anything they like really Armed with a list of 100 lifetime goals, and a self-imposed timeframe of 100 weeks, Ian embarked on what could truly be described as the journey of a lifetime - a global adventure spanning six continents, two years, and almost every emotion. From the amazing highs of achievement, happiness and love, to the terrible lows of disappointment, loneliness and despair, come along and enjoy the rollercoaster ride of life, as experienced by one traveller who is simply looking for a new start.
LIFE SOLD - WHAT EVER HAPPENED
Wider Vision Publishing
Wider Vision Publishing
What Ever Happened to That Guy Who Sold His Whole Life on EBay?
Place of Publication
black & white illustrations
Maureen Boksa, Kris Harty
Country of Publication
29 Nov, 2010
We have all experienced the sometimes dramatic twists and turns of life. Ian Usher is a fine example of a man capable of using creativity and ingenuity to face unexpected events. Many of us have found connection and inspiration through the adventures and travels of Ian.
I first heard of Ian on CBC radio, at the time he was auctioning his life on E-Bay. I contacted him, congratulating him on his fantastic idea. He had plans to set his 100 Goals in 100Weeks project in motion and I promptly encouraged him to add dog sledding to his list, inviting him to achieve this goal at my kennel in the Yukon Territory. After several months ongoing contact, he arrived at my place, accomplishing goal #25 in fine style.
We stayed in contact and met up again a year and a half later, at which time I accompanied Ian in achieving four more goals.
I am very excited to have a personal appearance in Ian's book, as do all the other wonderful people he met during his travels.
I have watched Ian work extremely hard over the past several months to produce this book. I have also had the incredible honor of editing Ian's book, a job made easy by Ian's quality writing style. His descriptive ability inspires one to leap onto the next available plane headed for Spain, or Rio, or Peru, or China.
This is a fabulous read for anyone who has ever fallen in love, out of love, or dreamed of making a life change. Ian has proved that adventure is just around the corner for anyone who chooses to take a peek!